As the school year approaches, the City and SPVM are in the process of building a bank of candidates for Montreal school crossing guard positions.
No diploma is required and the pay as of 2020 is $19/hour.
In addition to directing vehicular and pedestrian traffic, Montreal crossing guards are also expected to "connect with children by teaching them safe road and pedestrian practices" and to manage emergency situations until the arrival of first responders, according to the City of Montreal job posting.
Candidates selected to fill the positions could be called upon to serve in a number of different weekday shifts, including a 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. morning shift, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. shift, and a 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. afternoon shift.
In a Facebook post, the Rosemont–La-Petite-Patrie borough also indicates that crossing guards will be able to work in areas close to their residence.
The City says candidates should have experience in customer service or working with children.
They'll also undergo a rigorous security check, which could include background checks on family and friends, as well.
Prospective applicants can view all requirements for the position online.
Less than two weeks after Montreal's 19th homicide of the year, the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) is reporting two more homicides, marking the city's 20th and 21st homicides of 2021.
Police are currently asking for the public's help tracking down suspects in the first of the two separate incidents, putting out a call for information.
Montreal's 20th homicide of the year
A 75-year-old man died of his injuries on September 17 following an attack earlier in the week, marking Montreal's 20th homicide of 2021. Now, Montreal police are asking for the public's help tracking down the suspects.
According to the SPVM, the suspects broke into the victim's apartment in Lasalle at approximately 1:30 a.m. on September 12.
"They forced their way into an apartment and assaulted the victim, who was later transported to the hospital. They also smashed objects inside the apartment, as well as the patio door, before leaving the premises," the SPVM says.
"At this time, all indications are that the victim was not the person targeted by the suspects."
The SPVM is asking the public to come forward with any information about this incident.
If you have information, you can contact Info-Crime Montréal anonymously and confidentially at 514-393-1133, or fill out the report form available on infocrimemontreal.ca.
Montreal's 21st homicide of the year
A 23-year-old died in hospital following a stabbing in Ville-Marie on the morning of September 18.
SPVM spokesperson Véronique Dubuc said police were called to rue Sherbrooke, near rue Mansfield, at around 1:45 a.m.
"When police arrived on the scene, they located two victims with upper-body injuries, both were transported to hospital," said Dubuc.
Dubuc said the second victim, a 20-year-old male, is considered "out of danger."
Investigators are still trying to understand the circumstances that led to the incident, but Dubuc said initial information suggests this was an altercation between two groups of individuals, and that three to four suspects fled on foot.
A perimeter is still in place this morning, and major crime investigators are on-site, along with a forensic identification expert.
You've probably seen Wong Wing products at the grocery store — but did you know it's a local company born in Montreal's Chinatown in 1948? Wong Wing's food manufacturing plant now operates out of the city's Ville-Marie borough, near Hochelaga, and the Montreal company is currently hiring 60 workers for a range of roles.
This manufacturing plant makes everything in the company's product portfolio, Wong Wing spokesperson Rose Alvarado told MTL Blog. According to the website, Wong Wing offers the country's largest selection of frozen Chinese dishes so that's a whole variety of freezer food — from won ton soup to spring rolls to chicken chow mein.
Courtesy of MLW Foods (Wong Wing)
Wong Wing, also known as MLW Foods Inc., is looking to fill 20 night positions and 40 day positions.
The jobs include:
line operator (packing, manufacturing)
team lead production
lift truck driver
electromechanic (license C)
Alvarado said the company provides its employees with fair wages, access to pensions and health care, health and wellness programs, flexible working, a safety program, free parking and fun events.
The plant is also close to the Frontenac metro station.
Qualifications depend on the position, but Alvarado said production positions do not require experience or bilingualism. You should still apply if you only have very basic conversational French skills.
Gun violence in our city has been on the rise for the past few months now. Recently, Montreal police received 911 calls for two separate shootings in the city. The first happened during the afternoon around 3:50 p.m., where multiple civilians reported hearing gunshots fired at the corner of Émile-Journault and 9th Avenue in Saint-Michel.
SPVM spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils told MTL Blog that when police arrived on the scene, they found a 23-year-old man who had been shot in the upper body. He was then transported to the hospital and we're told that his life is not in danger.
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City council candidate Guillaume Lavoie from Ensemble Montréal tweeted that he and Denis Coderre were campaigning door-to-door right next to where the shooting happened. There is a daycare nearby. Some citizens told us that it was the 3rd time in a short time," Lavoie wrote.
The second shooting happened just after 12 a.m. on Thursday, September 16, only eight hours after the other shooting, in an apartment on rue Despréaux, which left a 29-year-old man wounded in the upper body. He was brought to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
"There was an altercation that happened in the apartment between several people and that's when gunshots were fired," Chèvrefils explained. "One or several suspects fled the scene before the arrival of the police."
The investigations for both incidents are ongoing and no arrests have been made in connection to the two shootings as of yet.
You've probably been to Montreal's Bell Centre for a Habs game or concert, but have you ever considered working there? The exclusive caterer for the Bell Centre is hiring in Montreal — and it's holding a massive job fair to recruit around 100 full- and part-time workers.
Roles they're looking to fill include general workers, head servers, servers, hosts and hostesses, dishwashers, bartenders, bussers and production chefs.
"We are looking for bilingual and dynamic candidates with experience in the kitchen or in service. We are looking for candidates with impeccable professionalism and a passion for teamwork," reads a Facebook event page for the job fair.
According to a spokesperson for Compass Group, the Bell Centre's foodservice and support services provider, benefits when joining their team include "endless career growth opportunities, flexible schedules, an industry leading health and safety team and culture, as well as a Great Place to Work certified company culture."
According to the event page, salaries are competitive. Plus, you'll get the chance to work at exciting large-scale events, like shows and hockey games.
The job fair is set to take place on Thursday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bell Centre's Restaurant La Mise Au Jeu. If you can attend, just show up with your CV.